Welcome to the Selden K. Smith Foundation for Holocaust Education.
Midlands Gives 2018 a Success!
Thank You!

The 2018 Midlands Gives community non-profit campaign was a huge success. The Foundation wants to thank all our donors for their support. A special thank you to The Zucker Family Foundation for being our matching partner. With your generosity we have raised over $8000. Your commitment to Holocaust education is greatly appreciated. The lessons we learn from the Holocaust are important in combating the hatred that still plagues our world today. This Foundation will honor Dr. Smith's memory by carrying on his vision of tolerance and justice.

 Your contributions will ensure grant funding for Holocaust educational programming in our state including such exciting projects and events as:

*An internationally traveling Anne Frank exhibit.

*Digitization of previously recorded testimony given by surviviors in South Carolina.

* Holocaust supplements in state newspapers every April.

* Holocaust teachers' workshops.

* Grants awarded to teachers for Holocaust books, speakers, student field trips and other Holocaust and intolerance related projects.

* Teachers' Study Trip to Poland.

* Sponsorship of community held Holocaust educational events.

In Memoriam

Our community mourns the passing of Dr. Selden Smith

  It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of Dr. Selden K. Smith on February 12,  2018 at the age of 88.

  Dr. Smith devoted much of his life to justice, tolerance and combatting hatred. He was truly the "father" of Holocaust  Education in South Carolina. His tireless efforts to teach the lessons of the Holocaust have been an inspiration to many  and his mentorship and guidance has influenced others to follow in his footsteps.


Read how Selden Smith tansformed Holocaust education in the Midlands

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Our Mission

The Selden K. Smith Foundation for Holocaust Education was formed in May 2010 to further the programs of the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust.

To view videos and testimony of SC Holocaust Liberators, click here.

Upcoming Events

A Thank You From the Foundation!

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Donations are tax deductable and will be used to continue teaching and reminding both children and adults the lessons of the Holocaust.

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Summerville Evening Rotary Honors Holocaust Survivor

Summerville Evening Rotary Club President Mike Kreft
presents a check for $250 to Holocaust survivor
Joe Engel for the Selden K. Smith Foundation for
Holocaust Education. Engel spoke to the Club about
his experiences in the Holocaust.

He got a standing ovation!





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